Definition and Usage Areas of LinearAlkyl Benzene SulfonicAcid
LinearAlkyl Benzene SulfonicAcid; It is an anionic surfactant widely used in the production of detergents and emulsifiers. It can be dried as a powder and is environmentally friendly.
- LABSA is formed as a result of the reaction of Linear Alkyl Benzene (LAB) with SO3 (sulfonation). Today, LABSA is used as the main surfactant in liquid, gel or powder detergent production processes.
- It is one of the main raw materials of the synthetic detergent industry. Laundry, dishwasher powder detergents, detergent gels, liquid soaps, cleaning powders, oily soaps etc. as. It is used as a mercerizing and washing agent in the textile industry.
- It is used in the production of alkynbenzene solfanic acid sodium, which has decontamination, emulsion, dispersion performance, wetting and foaming properties as the raw material of detergent.
- It is widely used in the production of various detergents and emulsions, such as washing powder, dishwashing detergent, light or difficult soil detergent, cleaner in the textile industry, dye aid, coating and leather making industry and paper making industry.
Linear alkylbenzene sulfonic acid (LABSA) is prepared commercially by sulfonating linear alkylbenzene (LAB). Linear alkylbenzene sulfonate (LAS), the world’s largest-volume synthetic surfactant, which includes the various salts of sulfonated alkylbenzenes, is widely used in household detergents as well as in numerous industrial applications. The LABSA market is driven by the markets for LAS, primarily household detergents. Linear alkylbenzene sulfonate was developed as a biodegradable replacement for nonlinear (branched) alkylbenzene sulfonate (BAS) and has largely replaced BAS in household detergents throughout the world.
The pattern of LAS consumption demonstrates the overwhelming preference by consumers for liquid laundry detergents in North America, whereas powders continue to be the dominant products in Western Europe, Japan, and China. Comparable and reliable data in other world regions are generally unavailable. In these less-developed world areas, LAS is essentially used only in laundry powders (particularly in India and Indonesia) and hand dishwashing liquids. The latter are often used as general-purpose cleaners.